Posted 08 August 2014 - 07:00 AM
I feel your fustration! I have a 170 left to lose. This journey is hard, and painful...and just plain sucks. For me I am just trying to find support and advice from others on these boards, whether it be the slightlyoverweightfolks needing to lose 20 pounds, or the person like myself needing to lose 170. We are all unhappy with ourselves and trying to make positive changes. I have tried and failed so many times before, it is usually my head that gets in the way and makes fall off track. I am trying to not compare how much I have to lose...or my weekly losses with others, it just makes me fustrated and overwhelmed. Even comparing my 170 to your 100 could put me in a dark and negative place. These boards are great to come and vent your fustration, get some perspective, and then move on in your journey. You are doing great, 14 pounds in a great start! Don't get so sidetracked comparing yourself to others that you forget to feel good about all the good and healthy choices you are making. I don't if any of this helped, clearly I don't have all the answers. :/ Hang in there!
4th of July Challenge Goals:
1- Get out of morbidly obese category forever! (256)
2- Exercise 5x / week
Week 1: -3.8
Week 2: vacation
Week 3: vacation
Week 4: +4.2
Challenge Total Lost = +.4
Walk first 5k 9/20/14
First 50 pounds gone (315) 9/23/14
1/4 of way to goal (312) 10/6/14
Out of 300s! 11/7/14
Fit in airplane seat w/o extender 11/11/14
1/3 of way to goal (295) 12/2/14
Taken off of cholesterol medication 12/19/14
Fit comfortably in movie theater seat 1/25/15
100 pounds gone! (265) 4/21/15
1/2 way to goal (260) 5/20/15
256 = NO longer morbidly obese! 6/2/15
254.9 - LESS than 100 to lose!
249 = Closer to 200 than 300!
230 = Weight at time of wedding (1998)
224 = Closer to 200 than 250!
3/4 of way to goal (207)
Out of 200s!
Weigh less than husband
190 = Overweight (NOT obese!)
185 = Weight graduated high school (1996)
182 = Will have lost more than I weigh!
174 = Closer to 150 than 200!
200 pounds gone! (165)
Weight on my driver's license
158 = Normal/healthy weight
155 = GOAL!